#1 By: Rob Beschizza, October 15th, 2013 11:49
#2 By: Peregrinus Phoenix, October 15th, 2013 12:47
I was always impressed with Xeni's commentary. It gave me something that strengthened me - cleared up a lot of confusion and worry, and helped me believe these things can work out. Kudos.
#3 By: Brian Mc Keever, October 15th, 2013 13:38
I can totally relate to Xeni saying the Internet saved her life. In early February of this year I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told that my life expectancy was approximately 11 months. As of today, I am still undergoing treatments (currently radiation combined with low grade chemo) but as of my last scan my cancer had gone into almost total remission. At the very least, the treatments have already likely granted me at least several more years of life and perhaps many more.
Right after my diagnosis, at my wife's urging I set up a page on Caring Bridge, a site designed for patients facing serious health issues to easily share their experiences with friends, coworkers and family members. The outpouring of support I've received, even from many people I previously thought of as only casual acquaintances, has no doubt been a big factor in the success of my battle to date, as it has been a constant reminder during what can at times be a very lonely struggle that I am not in fact alone.
#4 By: John K. Goodman, October 15th, 2013 14:56
Great article Xeni, I really liked it. Good luck with everything moving forward!
#5 By: Susan Carley Oliver, October 15th, 2013 17:11
Take care - best of luck to you.
#6 By: Rob Beschizza, October 20th, 2013 11:49
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